The primacy of the concrete

"God has no need for general ideas; that is to say, he never experiences the necessity of grouping a great number of similar objects under one heading so as to think more comfortably... General ideas do not bear witness to the strength of human intelligence but rather to its inadequacy..." -- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

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  1. Volume and chapter numbers, please.

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    1. https://books.google.com/books?id=af3tmwYlgBEC&pg=PA503&lpg=PA503&dq=%22God+has+no+need+for+general+ideas%22&source=bl&ots=Fv4xaSvDb2&sig=tEhSme6WbT6ZP3Msy71evJsRaD4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiBwOLw3ufXAhVMMd8KHeztDTYQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=%22God%20has%20no%20need%20for%20general%20ideas%22&f=false

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